Thursday, November 13, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 11

This was such a busy week. From crazy light shows to reporting on the midterm elections, I was running around out and about. Here's November 3-9!

A fall #ootd

Chaotic day covering the midterm election - full post HERE

Made burgers!

The New York Festival of Light in Dumbo, Brooklyn

An exhibit dedicated to French fries - full post HERE

Awesome street art

Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life weekend event - full post HERE & HERE

Back it up:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 2

Day 2 started off with a quick power work-out to get everyone up and moving in their seats. Fitness guru Adam Rosante brought the energy to the stage and it was pretty great. I felt so refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 1

Image via Facebook
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Cosmopolitan magazine's first-ever Fun Fearless Life weekend in NYC, which was jam-packed with inspirational speakers who got everyone excited and pumped to get their own lives started. Taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the event brought young women from around the world together to network, collaborate and get to know each other!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EVENT | Fries of New York

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I take food very seriously. I've been to multiple food fests, had photo shoots with hamburgers and visited a doughnut museum. So obviously when I heard about a French fries exhibit, I had to go. Located at 168 Bowery (a popular pop-up spot, remember that time I was there in a slo-mo video throwing confetti? Yeah, good times), condiment brand Sir Kensington's set up a special two-day exhibit of the extensive amount of fries found throughout New York City. It was actually so cool to see them all side-by-side. It also made me very hungry (the only downside to the exhibit: no taste-testing). I took note of the ones I've already tried (including Shake Shack, Baregurger, brgr) and realized that I have so many more to go....

Take a look into the awesomeness:

Monday, November 10, 2014

NYU | Midterm Election 2014

On Tuesday, November 4th, I found myself on the news desk covering midterm election night in New York City. As part of an NYU journalism class, I took part in reporting the event and what went down (aka the Republican takeover). It was particularly interesting for me, as a Canadian — I had a lot of learning to do, but it turned out pretty well! I even got to hit the streets and talk to New Yorkers about their thoughts before election day. It was actually hilarious. Check it out below:

What New Yorkers are thinking on the eve of Election Day from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

GIVEAWAY | November Prize Pack

Here's what's up for grabs :)

Prize includes:
- 1 copy of the November issue of Teen Vogue
- 1 set of Teen Vogue x Make Up For Ever false eyelashes
- 1 imPRESS Press-On Manicure
- 1 Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

Thursday, November 6, 2014

IN PHOTOS | TCS New York City Marathon

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For a class project at NYU, we were all assigned a spot along the TCS NewYork City Marathon course to report on November 2nd. I trekked out to the Bronx on the chilly Sunday and got to know the community and its supporters. It was a really fun atmosphere, with music blasting at every block and people cheering each other on. It was fantastic.

Check out some of my photos from the scene:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 10

This week was a busy one. School was cray, but by the end of the week I got to have some fun with Halloween! Here's a look into what went down Oct. 27-Nov.2:

Kicked off the week in a fit-for-fall ensemble.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MUSIC | Kitsuné Maison 16: The Sweet Sixteen Issue

New music to get you through your week!

Kitsuné Maison, a rad music label (& clothing brand) from Paris, released 'The Sweet Sixteen Issue' — compiling tracks from up-and-coming artists for your listening pleasure.

Full tracklist:
1. Sono - Buscabulla
2. Interstellar - Fakear

Friday, October 31, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 9

So I ended up getting sick in week 9, resulting in a not-as-exciting array of photos haha. Here you go though: Oct. 20-26

Left: Just a typical day at NYU, practicing some on-camera skillz. | Right: Fall outfit post!

MUSIC | Dierks Bentley Announces New Country Music Festival in NYC

A brand new music festival is coming to New York City in June 2015 - and this one's for all those country music lovers out there.

Country star Dierks Bentley made a visit to NYC to make the big announcement about FarmBorough, which will be taking place on June 26-28 on Randall's Island (which is also home to other huge music festivals Governor's Ball & Electric Zoo).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

EVENT | Teen Vogue x Sportmax Party ft. Bella & Gigi Hadid

On Tuesday I got to hang out with the gorgeous Hadid sisters at Sportmax in SoHo with Teen Vogue. Bella and Gigi Hadid celebrated with fans in the store for a night filled with fashion, music and treats.

Take a peek:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 8

Cool street art in Williamsburg
Here's what I got up to from October 13-19:

 I finally got to check out the Jeff Koons exhibit at The Whitney during its final week! His gigantic balloon sculptures are my fave.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EVENT | Canada's Walk of Fame 2014

I made a short visit to Toronto last week for an event that has become somewhat of a tradition. The Canada's Walk of Fame gala is something dear to my heart because, not only do I leave feeling like the proudest Canadian ever, but it also allowed me to have a hilarious "15-minutes of fame" type moment with comedian Russell Peters, Grey's Anatomy Star Sandra Oh and rapper Drake. Yeah.

This year's inductees included actress Rachel McAdams, hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and actor (& soon-to-be daddy!) Ryan Reynolds. The Allan Slaight Award went to the incredibly talented artist The Weeknd.

For the past four years, I've been attending the gala as a seatfiller, which is usually a pretty rad experience. This year did not disappoint...I mean, I got to breath the same air as Ryan Reynolds and Rachel McAdams.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MY LIFE | NYU Journalism In New Orleans

Only a month into my program at NYU and already I've gotten to travel on a reporting trip. On October 9th, a group of 10 of us went on an adventure to New Orleans, each covering a different topic to explore. I chose to focus on the music.

It was an interesting start to the journey. I went from NYC to a connecting flight in Charlotte, NC, where we were told that the plane was having issues—so we were delayed a bit before finally making it to our hotel in NOLA.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 7

Photo by Christina Dun
This week was a busy one. Class field trips ranged from throughout the city all the way to New Orleans. What a week. [October 6 - 12]

For my reporting class, we had a special guest teacher for a hands-on photojournalism lesson. It was really cool to have award-winning photographer Lori Grinker show us the ropes (she was boxer Mike Tyson's personal photographer!) - she took us to the Aperture Foundation gallery in Chelsea for a field trip and a photo walk along the Highline.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

FASHION | Cara Delevingne x DKNY


My Cara Delevingne obsession continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down—especially with the debut of her DKNY collaboration. Guys, she's so cool. Side note - the fact that she and I are the same age makes me incredibly depressed......sigh.